Convergence of signal processing and communication engineering - Introduction of Software Defined Radio (SDR) - re configurability - Advantages of SDR over conventional radio –SDR architecture - Implementation. RF Implementation and front ends – Flexible RF system.
Multirate signal processing: Sample rate conversion- principles - Decimation and interpolation – DDC – DUC –Polyphase – filters- CIC filters - Digital filter banks.
Timing recovery – Digital generation of signals – Applications of direct digital synthesis.
Parameters of Data converters, ADC and DAC architectures- Digital hardware choices – Case studies - Demonstration of SDR coupled to GNU radio